Rome, Italy: Tomorrow, February 6th, will see the UFC FIGHT PASS debut of Italian mixed martial arts promotion The Golden Cage in what is the beginning of a multi-event deal with the world’s leading streaming service for combat sports.
TGC 3 will take place in a studio setting at the Heaven Fight Arena in Rome, Italy, and will feature a host of the regions top rising talent, UFC hopefuls, and veterans.
Start time is 7pm local (1pm EST/10am PST) and serves as the perfect appetiser for fight fans ahead of UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Volkov on Saturday.
The main event of TGC 3 will see local rivals Leonardo Damiani (9-2-1) and Marco Saccaro (6-2) face-off for the inaugural TGC welterweight championship.
In the co-main event two top undefeated welterweight prospects clash as Wisem Hammami (4-0) faces Franc Agalliu (3-0) and the inaugural TGC featherweight title is up for grabs when Michele Baiano (3-0) takes on Nizar Ben Amara (4-0).
Also on the card, UFC veteran Danilo Belluardo (12-6) will aim to get back to winning ways on his return to home soil when he faces late notice replacement Daniele Miceli (9-3) and there is a high-level match-up between Russia’s Greg Shestakov (7-1) and Italy’s Walter Cogliandro (9-1-1) in the lightweight division.
Altogether, there will be ten pro fights, six of which will be on UFC FIGHT PASS, and then earlier in the day there will be an IMMAF-style non-televised amateur card.
Announcers & Commentary for the night has been announced. The one and only Federica Bertoni as the official announcer of The Golden Cage. Bringing her powerful and passionate presence, Bertoni will introduce the athletes with her own individual uniqueness, style, and grace.
With an impressive background veterinary science, health & wellbeing, and TV, ‘The Blond Brain’ is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner, tennis & volleyball player, and a qualified personal trainer.
You can follow Federica Bertoni on Instagram – @federica.bertoni.
On commentary will be TGC Vice President Steve Dapper and top Italian fighters Daniele Scatizzi and Nicolo Solli.
The Golden Cage 3 Fight Card (UFC FIGHT PASS Start Time – 7pm CET/1pm EST/10am PST):
- Main Event
Inaugural TGC Welterweight Title
Leonardo Damiani (9-2-1) vs. Marco Saccaro (6-2)
- Co-Main Event
Wisem Hammami (4-0) vs. Franc Agalliu (3-0)
- Inaugural TGC Featherweight Title
Michele Baiano (3-0) vs. Nizar Ben Amara (4-0)
Gregor Shestakov (7-1) vs. Walter Cogliandro (9-1-1)
Fabio De Luca (3-1) vs. Mohamed Walid (2-0)
- Catchweight 80kg/176lb
Danilo Belluardo (12-6) vs. Daniele Miceli (9-3)
Dylan Hazan ( 3-0) vs. Carlo Perseo D’ambrosio (0-1)
Simone Patrizi (3-0) vs. Dimitru Girlean (2-0) Lightweight 155 Lbs – 70 kg
Emanuele Sabatino (1-0) vs. Enzo Tobia (3-3)
Giuseppe Ruggeri (4-0) vs. Domenico Colucci (4-4)